Thursday, 19 June 2014

Liesl Silverstone: Art Therapy the Person-Centred Way

After an introduction about the background and theory of Person-Centred Art Therapy, Liesl Silverstone offers an art therapy exercise. She demonstrates the approach by working with two women and their images. Then, as 'tutor', she watches two women work together with an image as 'counsellor' and 'client'. The underlying philosophy of person-centred art therapy is that it is a creative mode to keep us away from cerebral, verbal, judgemental processes, and into the here and now world of imagination, intuition and inspiration.

 The paradox applies that by thinking less, it is possible to know more. By making visible our images, we can tap into material from the subconscious, which is denied to the forefront of our awareness, and gain valuable insights leading to growth, self-awareness and integration. Liesl Silverstone has many years' experience as tutor, counsellor and art therapist. She has worked in this way with adults, children and educationally disadvantaged adults, in groups, with individuals, and for herself, and was the founder of the Person-Centred Art Therapy Centre in London.

 Carl Rogers was her course consultant and wrote an effective course in person-centred art therapy based on the philosophy which empowers the person and helps make them more self-directed. "Excellent outline of theory and methodology skilfully done" - student of counselling.

DVD  2002   55 Minutes

£46.00 plus postage, and VAT if applicable.   N.B.  We hope during the next two months to make this programme available on 'Video on Demand' both to buy or to rent. We will let you know when this is available

Liesl Silverstone died on the 15 December 2013, after one and a half years of increasing illness. She was 86. Her achievements in the last three decades of her life are awe-inspiring. They have been recognised by the most respected practitioners in the therapeutic profession, not only in Britain but across the world.  Concord is very proud that Liesl chose us to distribute the film which she made in 2002.  It should be seen by everyone who practises art therapy or person centred therapy.

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